“DIGGIN IN THE FILES: OUTKAST” – BY BILL ADLER“DIGGIN IN THE FILES: OUTKAST” – BY BILL ADLER

As my old pal Michael Gonzales and others have noted, 2014 is the 20th anniversary of the release of Outkast’s debut album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik.  Combined with DJ EFN’s enduring affection for the album and the crew, this red-letter date is all the excuse we need to dive back into their files.

Andre Benjamin and Antwan “Big Boi” Patton were just 18 years old when that first album dropped.  Highschool classmates in Atlanta, they’d started out calling themselves The Misfits, then settled on OutKast.  The idea is the same in both cases.  As Dre explained to Tomika DePriest in a story published by RapPages in September of 1994:  “You brown skin, you’re an outcast – to society, anyway.” Continue Reading

 
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TALIB KWELI VS. CNN (VIDEO)TALIB KWELI VS. CNN (VIDEO)

After Killer Mike spoke his peace, it was Talib Kweli’s turn to talk about the the fuckery in Missouri, but goes in on CNN reporter Don Lemon and their presentation of what’s happening in Ferguson.

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NUMONICS + THE INFINITE – “TRES” (AUDIO)NUMONICS + THE INFINITE – “TRES” (AUDIO)

The homie Numonics and The Infinite team up for this aggressive bass heavy anthem…. Continue Reading

 
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WEBBZ FEAT. PREZ P “PRE-ROLLIN” (AUDIO)WEBBZ FEAT. PREZ P “PRE-ROLLIN” (AUDIO)

New joint from our homie Webbz featuring Prez P and produced by Young Mcfly. Continue Reading

 
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